Old Buckenham Airshow 2016

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Set on the grounds of a former Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 made a welcome return in late July with two days of flying action. Whilst the 2016 show may not have had Hollywood royalty attending like the previous year, there was a promise of [...]

RAF Cosford Jaguars final prowl

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

After the withdrawal of the SEPECAT Jaguar from Royal Air Force frontline service on April 30, 2007, a number of airframes were destined for a new role within the service as part of 238 Squadron, No1 School of Technical Training (No1 SoTT). However, with technology and methods evolving, some of [...]

Bucharest International Air Show 2016

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The air arms of Eastern European states have long attracted Western enthusiasts. However, as more and more of these ex-communist nations become integrated with Europe and NATO, their military equipment tends to follow suit leading to interesting, and often colourful, Soviet types being replaced with grey fighters from the USA. Whilst Romania [...]

KC-135 60th Anniversary

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: News|

On August 31, 1956 at just after 1pm local time, a new Boeing jet took to the skies for its first flight. That jet, Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 55-3118 named ‘City of Renton’, started a story that is now 60 years old – and continuing! In 2016, the KC-135 is still [...]

Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

The Royal International Air Tattoo is often the highlight of the UK’s Aviation calendar and attracts an interesting array of aircraft, new and old, from around the world. Anticipation for the show is even higher in Farnborough years when global aircraft manufacturers descend on the UK to try and secure [...]

King’s Lynn Tornado Trail

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Adam Duffield, Staff Blogs|

It seems that over the last few years, towns and cities around the UK have taken to decorating their streets with various decorated models such as dragons, sheep, gorillas and pigs. However, for the last two years, King’s Lynn’s decorations have been somewhat aviation themed with Spitfires in 2015 and [...]

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

Always a favourite with enthusiasts, RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2016 had a tough act to follow after the great lineup at the 2015 show. In addition, with the withdrawal of the ‘Junglie’ Sea Kings from service, the question many were asking was could the finale of the show still live [...]

RAF Cosford Air Show 2016

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

RAF Cosford has, for the second year in a row, gained the distinction of becoming the Royal Air Force’s premier event and having been a fixture on the UK airshow calendar for many years now, it has become a ‘must’ for aviation enthusiasts up and down the country – and [...]

NATO Tiger Meet 2016

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Between May 16 and 27, Ala 15 of the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) hosted this years edition of the annual NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) at their Zaragoza Air Base home. Two years have passed since the Ejército del Aire made firm its proposal to organise the ‘meet’ at [...]

Italian Air Force Flying Training

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

The Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI) is significantly modernising its flying training. In 2015, Alenia Aermacchi’s T-346A advanced jet trainer entered service and 2016 will see the recently announced introduction of Tecnam’s P2006T for basic multi-engined training. Within a few years, the Alenia Aermacchi M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET) looks poised [...]

Luchtmachtdagen 2016

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

After a year of absence in 2015, the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Luchtmachtdagen returned this year to Vliegerbasis Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands. Whilst the theme of the show was once again Operatie Luchtsteun (which literally translates to Operation Air Support) it was clear that for [...]

First F-35 Lightning IIs arrive in United Kingdom

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

Wednesday 29th June 2016 saw a significant milestone for the F-35 program, as the first deployment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II to the United Kingdom commenced with three aircraft landing at RAF Fairford, including one of the first three examples for the Royal Air Force. Plans for the F-35 [...]

Anatolian Eagle 2016

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of [...]

Exercise Tac Blaze 16 – Carlisle

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Kevin Paterson, Staff Blogs|

With the sleepy airfield at Carlisle converted into a forward operating base for some serious helicopter hardware, AeroResources’ Kevin Paterson decided it was time to dust off the cameras, charge the radios and head for the fence line for Exercise TAC BLAZE 16. Each year, Carlisle Lake District Airport in Cumbria [...]

Win Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Tickets!

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

A highlight of the airshow calendar, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow public weekend has a packed programme which will excite enthusiasts and families alike; 80,000 of which are expected to attend. Thanks to the organisers, AeroResource is giving away a pair of tickets valid for either Saturday or Sunday! The stars of [...]

Hangar 11 P-51D ‘Tall In The Saddle’ Unveiling

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

It had long been rumoured that Peter Tiechman, owner of the Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald, would repaint his P-51D into a new and authentic scheme. It was already known that the Mustang (serial 44-72035) had served with the 332nd Fighter Group, more famously known as The Tuskegee [...]

Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show 2016

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

When the Shuttleworth Fly Navy show was first announced, anticipation for what could form the display lineup was high. In fact, almost before the first display item was announced, some were pegging it as a potential season highlight. Adam Duffield was there for AeroResource to see if it could live [...]

Ex BALTOPS / Saber Strike 2016

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Operational Reports|

RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire has regularly seen United States Air Force (USAF) long-range bombers deployed to support ongoing multinational exercises in Europe, namely BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) and Saber Strike, over the last couple of years. Duncan Monk reports on the 2016 exercise and its participants. Touching down on RAF Fairford’s [...]

Duxford American Air Show 2016

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Airshow Reports, Event Reports|

As the 2016 airshow season gets underway, the American Air Show held at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum represented the first of the major shows held under the new Civilian Aviation Authority regulations. Celebrating American and British collaboration in the air, the two-day show (held over the last Bank Holiday weekend [...]

Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: Exercise Reports|

Running from April 11-22, Exercise Joint Warrior 16-1 was the latest installment of the long running "wargame" held in the UK. With just 30 ships being involved from 15 nations, this edition of the bi-annual exercise was - in terms of naval assets at least - smaller in comparison to [...]

The Jet Provost Display Team

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: News|

In a time where the UK’s classic jet scene is adjusting to the post Shoreham era, many in the aviation community have asked what the future will hold for it. That said, 2015 saw the formation of The Jet Provost Display Team who hope to make their mark on the [...]

RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Event Reports|

As a military aviation enthusiast, getting a chance to access a frontline fast jet base is certainly not an everyday occurrence. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when the RAF Marham Enthusiasts Event was announced in early April there was a strong interest in it, not least due to the planned [...]

Win Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 Tickets!

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: News|

With thanks to the Royal International Air Tattoo Team at Douglas Bader House, we have a pair of tickets to give away to attend the debut of the F-35B  Lightning II at RIAT on Friday 8th July 2016. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an [...]

Abingdon Nightshoot 2016

By | May 27th, 2016|Categories: Event Reports, Nightshoots|

Originally starting as an invite only event for a very small number of lucky people, the Abingdon Nightshoot has been opened to all over the last few years and as a result become an event in its own right with around 60 people attending the 2016 edition. Held the night [...]